About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Passive; Aggressive; Total
Description The CABS is a behaviourally designed self-report instrument for children which measures general and specific social skills and covers many socially relevant situations which are problematic for children.
Example Someone says to you, I think you are a very nice person. You would usually... (a) Say No, I'm not that nice. (b) Say Yes, I thin
Link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF01321378?LI=true

Implementation details

No. of items 27
Format Nominal
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 9-12
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .78-.80
Test retest After 4 weeks, r= [.66,.87]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity IQ, r= [-.15,-.11]; Social desirability, r= [.04,.11]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Michelson, L., & Wood, R. (1982). Development and psychometric properties of the Children's Assertive Behavior Scale. Journal of Behavioral Assessment, 4(1), 3-13. doi:10.1007/bf01321378
Hobbs, S. A., & Walle, D. L. (1985). Validation of the Children's Assertive Behavior Scale. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 7(2), 145-153. doi:10.1007/bf00961080